Eileen Patricia Martin Kocherhans

Profile Updated: January 1, 2014
Residing In: San Diego, CA USA
Spouse/Partner: Joseph K Kocherhans
Occupation: Self-employed Barber

Caught the travel bug as early as my senior year of high school when I went with older college friends to The Bahamas during some of the coldest midwestern weeks of the year (bypassing the senior trip to NYC). I knew, then, that traveling plus enjoying warm sunny climates were priorities for me. Didn't matter where I resided...that was just a place to keep "my stuff" whenever I wandered the world.

Enjoyed many college classes on and off in between. Decided to try barbering as a way to support myself until I figured out "what to really do with my life". It has served me well. It provided an opportunity for me to really explore the wonderful eccentricities of the male mind.

I moved to San Diego, CA in summer of 1986. The winter of 1981-82's (-83 degree) wind chill did me in.

In 1989, I returned to school and, eventually, completed a Radio and Television degree at the local city college. Luckily, met my husband, Joe, during this time as he has been employed there since 1987.

I worked as an "Air Personality" (translates to "DJ") for several San Diego radio stations between 1993 and 1996 and we also married on St. Patrick's Day in 1996 (Yeah, that's the Irish in me).

Joe still works at the San Diego City College mainstream Jazz radio station where I took classes. In fact, you can hear him online at


He is on air weekdays during San Diego morning drive from 6:00am-9:00am PDT and also does a special "Portrait in Jazz" program weekdays from noon-1:00pm PDT.

Deregulation of radio stations in the early 1990's made it more and more difficult to remain in the business without having to move around the country every couple of years. Now, how can one move away after finding the perfect place to live?

So, I'm back to enjoying the quirky eccentricities of the male mind and have been amping up the travel destintions, many times, as an adventure to blend with my family's genealogy research...and loving every second of it.

Who knew I had to travel 2,300 miles to marry a German?

School Story:

Post-school story, summer of 1972:
After receiving my official 18yrs old State ID in May of 1972 (same year that the offical drinking age law, from 21 to 18yrs, went into effect), "what a shock" to see Mr Moertl, my junior year History teacher, sitting at a table at "Beneath the Street" nightclub. Wow! Teachers actually had a life outside of the school?

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May 16, 2024 at 4:33 AM
Sep 20, 2023 at 12:47 AM

Although I had never met Mrs Kersey, I know her value as a Speech Pathologist.  Her devotion to her speech therapy for her students changed their lives.  I know this because it changed mine.  I was offered help while a 4th grader.  I am forever grateful to these angels of mercy.  On behalf of our classmates, thank you, Mrs Kersey.

May 16, 2023 at 4:33 AM
Feb 08, 2023 at 7:40 AM

Happy Birthday, Smarty Pants! Guess you will always be the younger stud! If only I had known...?? Enjoy your day, Tim....

Aug 25, 2022 at 10:56 AM

Happy Birthday, Bill!!!

May 16, 2022 at 4:33 AM
Feb 24, 2022 at 12:05 PM

Posted on: Feb 24, 2022 at 12:27 AM

Hey there, Carol! You look great! Retirement is agreeing with you....PA? How long have you been there?

Feb 08, 2022 at 4:40 PM

Happy Birthday, Tim!!

Aug 14, 2021 at 10:26 PM

Hi Mrs Fenceroy! (from your 1969-70 Sophmore Typing class student)
F-J, F-F-J, F-J, F-F-J....
You will always be remembered

May 16, 2021 at 4:33 AM
Mar 14, 2021 at 3:42 AM

Joe, You continue to amaze me with your dedication to inform and update our website. I appreciate every moment you spend to keep our Class of 1972 current.
Thank you!

Mar 07, 2021 at 1:06 AM

Hey there, Frank, Do you have a relative named James? (Brother, cousin). I’m trying to confirm whether our classmate Betty Wedner married a one James Borden.

Feb 08, 2021 at 10:58 PM

James, hope all is well and safe with you and your family. The In Memory page for Greg Stein has been created...feel free to add your comments.

May 16, 2020 at 4:34 AM
Oct 03, 2019 at 2:06 PM

Happy Birthday, Zane!

May 16, 2019 at 4:33 AM
Sep 18, 2018 at 8:09 PM

Hi Eileen,
How you doing? Is Joe going crazy over the Brew Crew. Im Watching them now.
Thanks so much for keeping us updated when you can.

Aug 18, 2018 at 1:11 PM
Jun 06, 2018 at 4:01 PM

Duane, email me at xpmjzk@msn.com

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Zagreb, Croatia 2012
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Split Town Harbour, Croatia 2012
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Dingle Town Harbour, Co. Kerry, Ireland 2010
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Lisbon, Portugal 2010
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Ljubljana, Slovenia 2008
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2004 in Rheinbach, Germany (SW of Bonn) with brother, Gary Martin(CHS Class of 1970)